3 PEAKS IN 3 WEEKS - Ben Nevis, Scotland- part travel included
Time & Location
About the Event
Private return bus travel included from Glasgow Airport
The UK 3 Peaks challenge is usually accomplished in 24 hours with no sleep and includes the highest mountains of Scotland (Ben Nevis 1345 metres), Wales(Snowdon, 1085 metres) and England (Scafell Pike, 978 metres).
We, however, will take our time and space-out each trip allowing extra time in the region for another easier hike and free time to explore.
WEEK 3 - The Big One! Ben Nevis in Scotland
Let's hike up Ben Nevis! Ben Nevis is located in the Scotland Highlands, surrounded by incredible views you cannot find elsewhere in the UK.
If you have to choose one of the 3 big mountains, this is the one you want to do, which is a lot more beautiful than Snowdon. July is by far one of the best times to hike this famous mountain.
Anyone used to hike steep hills and with a good pair of knees should be able to hike this mountain.
The biggest challenges are the big steps and the time it takes to climb it, which could be up to 5 hours! Going down is a lot faster, but it will be quite hard on your knees.
Hiking poles are a must, and knee braces would also help to avoid any injuries.
TECHNICAL NOTES FOR BEN NEVIS
Distance: 17km / 10.5 miles
Time: 7 - 9 hours
Fly to Glasgow Airport and meet there at 6 pm for your private bus ride to the hostel.
Drive 3 hours to our hostel and check-in
8 am - Breakfast in the hostel
9 am - Set off for Ben Nevis
4 pm - Return to the hostel and free evening
8 am - Breakfast in the hostel
9 am - 3-hour easy hike in the magical valley
12 pm - Drive to the airport
4 pm - Arrive at the airport
Please book your flight with plenty of time allowances in case something goes wrong. These are the times I will pick you up and drop you off at the airport:
Pick up - Friday 6 pm
Drop off - Sunday 4 pm
£170 per person - book your own hotel room
£224 per person - Shared room with 4 beds
£260 per person - Shared rooms with 2 beds
INCLUDED IN FEE
Bus travel while in Glasgow (if you book your own hotel this may be a bit different, contact us before booking your place)
Please follow this link to book your place:
Glen Nevis Youth hostel, at the foot of Ben Nevis. No need to wait for the group if you finish your hike early.
Not included in price
Breakfasts paid directly to the hostel:
Cooked Breakfast - £7.50
Continental Breakfast - £5.95
Packed Lunch - £6.50
Dinners to be arranged
WHAT TO BRING
- Towel (the hostel does not have towels, not even for rental)
· Photo ID for check-in
Must have or you will not be allowed to hike:
· Hiking shoes or trail running shoes
· Backpack (you will thank yourself if you bring one with a waist belt)
· Hiking or gym clothes
· Waterproof jacket
· Waterproof over-trousers
· Hiking poles
1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip. On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.
2 - As with any road trips, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions. We will make a full refund if the trip is cancelled. No refunds will be made if only part of the trip was skipped, but we will give a discount on future events.
3 - This is a mountain hike. You must ensure you are fit and have adequate insurance to cover you in case of an accident. The guide or anyone else involved in organising this trips does not accept responsibilities for injuries, loss or death during this trip.
4 - Refunds due to illness or any other unforeseen events are not possible, but good travel insurance should cover you in such cases.
5- A full refunds or credit will be offered if we cancel the trip at any time for any reason.
- Book your own hotel£170+£4.25 Service fee£170+£4.25 Service fee0£0
- Shared Room 4 beds£224+£5.60 Service fee£224+£5.60 Service fee0£0
- Shared twin room£264+£6.60 Service fee£264+£6.60 Service fee0£0